At first we were skeptical.
We are pretty jaded when it comes to travel, but we knew something was different when we first went out on the deck, and a faun was taking a nap in the corner of the garden. It may sound exaggerated, but this truly is “Paradise Found.” You do not have to go anywhere to soak in the serenity. Just staying in the house is justification for the trip, and Irish Beach is really a wonderful location.
Everything feels comfortable and we appreciated all the special touches throughout the house. It is like being in your own home, perfect for the two of us and our dog.
We went to the beach and walked forever, had dinner at the pier in Point Arena–be sure to try the clam chowder. And, hanging around for a few hours in Mendocino was like visiting the set of “Murder She Wrote.” Yes, the drive in is sometimes slow, but there is beauty everywhere you look—from the redwoods to the miles of unspoiled beaches.
I am glad the climate is cool it gives you the feeling that the Pacific Ocean is all yours. We came in July to escape the 105-degree heat in Tucson, but we cannot wait to go back sometime in the winter to enjoy the storms.
Michaela and Tom Whittingslow,